Thursday, September 29, 2005

Celtic Ladies SAL

I worked on my Celtic Winter tonight - Whew! Her hair is much, much, much prettier stitched up than it is on the computer generated image on the chart! What a relief!! I am really enjoying this SAL - it is fun to look at everyone's progress - doing various different Celtic Ladies on different fabrics and some using different color conversions - so cool!!!

There's yet another new Mirabilia chart already! This one is Garden Beauty. I ordered her from Stitching Bits & Bobs tonight. I think I like her... a nice change from fairies and mermaids (although I do love those!) - I love to garden, which you all already know... this one covers that base for me too :-) While shopping, I picked up the embellishment pack for Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm, a spool of Kreinik for Mermaids of the Deep Blue, and a super cute chart I had been eyeing for a bit now, Ladybugs and Bumblebees. That was fun! Everything came up with sale prices, but they have not announced a sale yet, so I guess I snuck in early!

On ebay today, this neat hand dyed by Sugar Maple Fabrics called Oddball... it is a fat quarter of belfast linen.... I think it looks dusky and should be pretty in real life... I won it, so I will know soon :-)

Major relief also tonight - Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4 - down to the last three games of the season and the Yankees are heading into town.... yikes, fingers crossed now!
And, my stash that came in today! I got the fat half of SMF Serendipity 32 ct opal lugana (which I am splitting with Katrina) and the fat quarter of Silkweaver Thunderstorm belfast... the pretty lugana solo from Silkweaver.... the pretty Blossoming Birdcage chart from Isabelle (thank you sooooo much for that kind favor Isabelle!!) which I think my niece may enjoy stitching... my threads of the month from Stitching Bits & Bobs (a skein of Dinky Dyes Lemon Sherbet, a skein of Olde Willow American Quaker Gold, a skein of Caron Waterlilies Sahara, and a short skein of Gloriana Rosa Linda)... oh, and my new issue of Sports Illustrated (not stitching related, but just as dear to me! LOL!)

Stitched on today: Celtic Winter and 17th Century Irish Garden (at work - until the rainstorm today knocked the power out in our building... had to stop stitching then... managed to even get out of work a little early - too dark for the clients to come in)

13 comments:

BeckySC said...

Ohhh, she is a must for my mom :)
Will have to pick her up soon! thanks for sharing :)

Loved seeing your Garden Spots sampler progress...it's a yummy one! Giraffe heads and monkey taila included :)

KarenV said...

Your Celtic Lady is looking beautiful Carol :)

karensff said...

CW is looking lovely. Finishing her hair really does make a difference. I love the different shades in her hair.

Garden Beauty is very pretty. Can't wait to see you stitching her.

Zohrah said...

CW is progressing really well and beautifully. And you have more goodies!! Can't wait to see the start on Garden Beauty.

Gill said...

Your CW looks lovely, your stitching on the face looks really delicate, and the hair really does make a difference!
Another new Mirabilia! Nora really is a fast designer.

bunnyhead said...

CW looks great! That new Mirabilia is definitely going on my wish list. She's lovely. (You have the coolest things in your stash!)

Shelleen said...

your celtic lady is going to be just beautiful!!

Isabelle said...

Your Celtic lady is growing gorgeous! I love her hair.

I'm glad to know the chart reached you! Great timing - I mailed it off on Monday! Glad to know it might please your niece :o)

Lelia said...

carol: I cannot figure out how you accomplish so much in a week. What is your secret? Awesome progress.

Christine Doyle said...

CW is looking incredible! It is astounding how complete a WIP looks when you add the face & hair - the other stuff just fills in by itself! lol

Erin said...

I love living vicariously through your stash purchases. LOL Such beautiful things you have!!

Kathy said...

Hey Carol CA looks fab. I still have a bit of CA's hari to do but I am enjoying this SAL.

Maybe we could do another once this has finished.

Hugs xxxxxx

Katrina said...

Hi Carol, its funny but I was thinking the same thing about Celtic Winter's hair, its much nicer than on the pic. I'm working on mine over the next few nights so will have a pic to share in the next day or so.

lovely stash you've got there too!